welcome to (do something)

welcome to (do something)

1. adjective Expressly permitted or encouraged to do something. I just don't think it's possible to get this motor started, but you're welcome to try. Why are you so upset? You said I was welcome to take the car out whenever I wanted!
2. verb To permit or encourage someone to do something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "welcome" and "to." If anyone doubts my research, I welcome them to prove me wrong. We would like to welcome everyone and their families to join us for our annual company picnic this weekend.
See also: welcome

welcome someone to something

to greet someone who has come into something or some place. I am very pleased to welcome you to Adamsville! They welcomed us to the party and showed us where to put our coats and hats.
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welcome to do something

free to do something; allowed to do something. The audience is welcome to ask questions at the end of the speech. You are welcome to help yourself to anything in the kitchen.
See also: welcome